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2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States

September 2017

Tai Chi in the Park

September 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on [day], repeating until October 24, 2017

Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Learn to “flow like water,” quiet your mind, and improve your balance as you participate in an 11 week Tai Chi class.  You will learn a “short form”, Sun style, which is ideal for those with arthritis and balance issues. Meet every Tuesday evening from September 12 - October 24 at the Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, and every Tuesday evening in November at the MEEC. Instructor: Mary Lou Paisley.  

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June 2018

MEET THE B.E.E.T.L.E.

June 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Meet the newest addition to our Environmental Education Department; The B.E.E.T.L.E., which stands for Bringing Environmental Education To Learners Everywhere! This vehicle will allow naturalists to bring interactive programs to various parks, take programming to schools, libraries, and provide a mobile classroom almost anywhere. We are excited to literally roll this out with our first Amphitheater program.

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HALLELUJAH SAINTS BAND

June 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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MIKE HEMMELGARN

June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Mike is a high-energy entertainer extraordinaire who will amaze you with his juggling skills, magic tricks, ventriloquism, and comedic timing ALL IN ONE SHOW. mikehemmelgarn.com

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STEVE MADEWELL, SINGER SONGWRITER

June 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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New to the Amphitheater this year. Steve’s original songs are shaped by his passion for the natural world, which guided his career in the park, conservation, and outdoor recreation field, and the amazing places he’s seen on his travels. madewellmusic.com

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MICHAEL MAGE MAGIC

June 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Known as a comedian stuck in a magician’s shoes, Michael Mage, a two-time national award winning magician, incorporates comedy and endless audience participation into his hilarious shows that you have to see to believe. Michael has an adept quality to engage children and adults equally in his comedic magic show. Be prepared for a hilarious action-packed magical performance.

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July 2018

NATURE’S NURSERY

July 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Nature’s Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education located in Whitehouse, Ohio, provides medical care to injured, orphaned or ailing wild animals and conducts conservation educational outreach programs for children and adults. Make sure you bring your camera for unique photo opportunities. (Live animals will be present). Donations toward animal care and rehab would be gladly accepted. Natures-nursery.org

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DR. INSECTA

July 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Welcome back one of our favorite performers, Dr. Insecta and his Incredible and Unforgettable Bug Lab Experience. With perfect comedic timing and his traveling “arthropod assistants”, Dr. Insecta will enlighten, educate, entertain and inspire you. Will you become part of the show? Audience participation is highly encouraged. Get ready to get bugged! drinsectabuglab.com

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MATT KEELER

July 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Matt can be described as an ethnomusicologist. He enjoys researching and performing old forgotten music. His wide interests run from Irish folk music, Hungarian folk songs, 1910’s Ragtime to Delta blues. He also plays an interesting assortment of folk instruments, including traditional guitar, Irish tenor banjo, mandolin, bagpipes and our favorite; the hurdy gurdy. Join us for a unique and entertaining night of ethnic music under the summer evening sky.

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August 2018

LITTLE HOG CREEK DULCIMERS

August 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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The Summer Series can’t be complete without an appearance from this dulcimer group. They’ve been performing at the Amphitheater for many years. Come and join us as the sweet, sweet sound of hammered and mountain dulcimers drift over us under the summer twilight sky.

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JUST FOR KIDS: STREAM STROLL

August 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Kids, ages 5-12, are invited to explore life in a creek. We will be searching the creek for clues of who lives there by using dip nets and hand lenses. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Wear old clothing and water shoes, rubber boots or old gym shoes. Parents might want to pack an extra outfit for the ride home. Register by August 8 at 419-221-1232.

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THE CONKERS

August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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The Conkers are a family group who have been performing traditional music together for almost 35 years. They accompany themselves with a variety of folk instruments such as the fiddle, Irish whistle, bodrhan, concertina, banjo, dulcimer, and guitar, just for starters. But they are best known for their blended vocal harmonies of traditional English, Irish and American folk songs.

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CHRIS ROWLANDS

August 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Singer, songwriter, musician, puppeteer, visual artist and naturalist educator are just some of Chris’s accomplishments. He’s been described as “rRobin Williams with a guitar” and that pretty much sums up his program. Entertaining for both children and adults. Chris will knock your socks off with his funny and educational performance. Don’t miss this show! CD’s will be available for purchase.

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FOSSIL CREEK BAND

August 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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We have saved the best for last! Join us for one of the premier bluegrass bands coming out of the Great Lakes region. The “Creekers” are known for their fun-loving, energetic performing style, tight harmonies, and their original bluegrass tunes. They have a great time writing and playing their original type of bluegrass music, and you’ll have a great time being part of a Fossil Creek Band show! Fossilcreekbluegrass.com

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September 2018

TAI CHI

September 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Learn to “flow like water,” quiet your mind and improve your balance as you participate in a 7 week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. You will learn a “mini-form” of both Sun and Chen styles of tai chi—a true balance of yin and yang. This class will increase your life energy/vitality and decrease your stress. Meet every Monday evening from Sept. 10 - Oct. 22. No registration required.

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TAI CHI

September 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Learn to “flow like water,” quiet your mind and improve your balance as you participate in a 7 week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. You will learn a “mini-form” of both Sun and Chen styles of tai chi—a true balance of yin and yang. This class will increase your life energy/vitality and decrease your stress. Meet every Monday evening from Sept. 10 - Oct. 22. No registration required.

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HEALTH THRU NATURE

September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Experience the calm and peace that nature provides as you decrease your stress hormones, your blood pressure, and your feelings of anxiety. Register by Sept. 18.  Please call 419-221-1232 to register.

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TAI CHI

September 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Learn to “flow like water,” quiet your mind and improve your balance as you participate in a 7 week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. You will learn a “mini-form” of both Sun and Chen styles of tai chi—a true balance of yin and yang. This class will increase your life energy/vitality and decrease your stress. Meet every Monday evening from Sept. 10 - Oct. 22. No registration required.

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October 2018

TAI CHI

October 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Learn to “flow like water,” quiet your mind and improve your balance as you participate in a 7 week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. You will learn a “mini-form” of both Sun and Chen styles of tai chi—a true balance of yin and yang. This class will increase your life energy/vitality and decrease your stress. Meet every Monday evening from Sept. 10 - Oct. 22. No registration required.

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TAI CHI

October 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Learn to “flow like water,” quiet your mind and improve your balance as you participate in a 7 week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. You will learn a “mini-form” of both Sun and Chen styles of tai chi—a true balance of yin and yang. This class will increase your life energy/vitality and decrease your stress. Meet every Monday evening from Sept. 10 - Oct. 22. No registration required.

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TAI CHI

October 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Learn to “flow like water,” quiet your mind and improve your balance as you participate in a 7 week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. You will learn a “mini-form” of both Sun and Chen styles of tai chi—a true balance of yin and yang. This class will increase your life energy/vitality and decrease your stress. Meet every Monday evening from Sept. 10 - Oct. 22. No registration required.

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TAI CHI

October 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Learn to “flow like water,” quiet your mind and improve your balance as you participate in a 7 week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. You will learn a “mini-form” of both Sun and Chen styles of tai chi—a true balance of yin and yang. This class will increase your life energy/vitality and decrease your stress. Meet every Monday evening from Sept. 10 - Oct. 22. No registration required.

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HEALTH THRU NATURE

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Experience the calm and peace that nature provides as you decrease your stress hormones, your blood pressure, and your feelings of anxiety. Register by Oct. 23.

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June 2019

DAVE WESTRICK AS SIMON GIRTY

June 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Friend or foe? in his first-person interpretation, Dave will bring to life the real live pioneer persona of Simon Girty.  Girty is one of the most controversial figures in American history.

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TORAIGH AN SONAS

June 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Tonight everyone can celebrate their Irish heritage! Tóraigh An Sonas is a group of musicians dedicated to spreading the enjoyment of traditional Irish music for everyone. Join us for an evening of jigs, reels, polkas and other traditional instrumental music of Ireland. There aren’t many places you can hear this kind of music live in the Lima area, so don’t miss it!

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PHILLIP AND HENRY AMAZING MAGICIANS

June 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Join us for a creative, entertaining and truly magical performance including illusions, cards tricks and REAL MAGIC. Don’t miss this fun, family-friendly performance.

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ERIC SHELLENBARGER

June 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Eric, a local guitarist will perform “Americana music”, which is a mix of folk, popular, rock and jazz music. You’ll be humming and singing along to Eric’s mellow guitar and solid vocals. Come out and unwind and enjoy a quiet evening under the first full day of summer sky.

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STANDARD TIME JAZZ QUINTET

June 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Billed as “Northwest Ohio’s best easy-listening jazz quintet”, these 5 talented and seasoned professional musicians specialize in jazz music from the 1940’s to present day with vocals and instrumentals. You’ll enjoy some toe-tapping, feel-food music as the evening unfolds.

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July 2019

GREENHORN HOUSE BAND

July 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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A local group of four seasoned musicians with a range of ages and influences that span from Joni Mitchell to a present-day pop sound. You are in for a treat as these talented musicians perform music from the 70’s to today.

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GLENN PARKS “THE BANJO GUY”

July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Inducted in the 4-String Banjo Hall of Fame, Glenn Parks is a banjo legend. Whether it’s promoting, conducting or playing he is at home behind the 4-string banjo, the most popular instrument in Dixieland swing. Join us for a fun evening of entertaining banjo music.

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LITTLE HOG CREEK DULCIMERS

July 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Always a crowd favorite, the “Gals with the Dulcimers” are back this year with their hammered and mountain dulcimers. They will be performing their favorite American folk songs, patriotic songs and hymns.

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August 2019

JUST FOR KIDS: STREAM STROLL

August 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Kids, ages 5-12, are invited to explore life in a creek. We will be searching the creek for clues of who lives there by using dip nets and hand lenses. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Wear old clothing and water shoes, rubber boots or old gym shoes. Parents might want to pack an extra outfit or towels for the ride home. Register by July 30.  Please call 419-221-1232.

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MR. PUPPET

August 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Welcome back to our stage Mr. Puppet. Not just for kids, he aims to please all age groups with his wide cast of puppet characters. He never stops improving upon his performances, characters and corny jokes. This summer he promises to be even “more hysterical-er” than ever! Make sure you don’t miss this fun and crazy performance. Bring the kids!!

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MIKE HEMMELGARN

August 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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We never know what to expect from Mike, but we can guarantee it will involve some family - styled fun with hilarious, rapid-fired zingers and madcap juggling. He’ll throw in some ventriloquism, balloon animals and touch of magic and call it the “best night ever”. Don’t miss this high energy show!

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HOMEGROWN GRASS

August 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Bluegrass at its best when these fellers get together and play. They like to have fun and cut loose in their performance. Join us for a toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’ good time.

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CHRIS ROWLANDS

August 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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We’ve saved the best for last as we wrap up the 2019 Amphitheater Series. High-energy professional musician, artist, puppeteer and all-around good guy, Chris Rowlands will perform some of the best nature songs out there. His puppets offer nature tips and educational information. Please don’t miss this performance.

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September 2019

TAI CHI

September 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Quiet your mind and balance as you participate in this four week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. Meet every Thursday evening from Sept. 19 - Oct. 10. No registration is required.

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TAI CHI

September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Quiet your mind and balance as you participate in this four week Tai Chi class with instructor Mary Lou Paisley. Meet every Thursday evening from Sept. 19 - Oct. 10. No registration is required.

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TAI CHI

September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Combine your love of nature and the art of photography—with a little help from your friends! The Nature photography Club is for ages 12 and up and open for any skill/equipment level. It is free to join, with nominal fees for some activities. The club will offer workshops, classroom sessions, field trips, photo contests and more. Meetings will be held the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the McElroy Environmental Education Center (MEEC). Please register before attending…

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October 2019

TAI CHI

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Combine your love of nature and the art of photography—with a little help from your friends! The Nature photography Club is for ages 12 and up and open for any skill/equipment level. It is free to join, with nominal fees for some activities. The club will offer workshops, classroom sessions, field trips, photo contests and more. Meetings will be held the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the McElroy Environmental Education Center (MEEC). Please register before attending…

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TAI CHI

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Combine your love of nature and the art of photography—with a little help from your friends! The Nature photography Club is for ages 12 and up and open for any skill/equipment level. It is free to join, with nominal fees for some activities. The club will offer workshops, classroom sessions, field trips, photo contests and more. Meetings will be held the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the McElroy Environmental Education Center (MEEC). Please register before attending…

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May 2020

HEALTH THROUGH NATURE

May 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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CANCELLED Although modern technologies are making our life easier, more people are experiencing a sense of unease and anxiety. New scientific research is concluding that our disconnect from nature may be the cause. Join us for a slow wellness walk through the park as you experience the calm and peace that nature provides helping you decrease your stress, blood pressure, and anxiety. Register by May 7 at 419-221-1232.

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July 2020

MR. PUPPET

July 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Back by popular demand is Mr. Puppet.  Mr. Puppet is in the business of laughter and we all could use a good laugh.  Whether you are 3 or 93, Mr. Puppet will show you a good time with his puppets and marionets.  Bring the kids and enjoy the fun!  Mr. Puppet has understandably requested no audience participation this year, but that won’t distract from the hilarity.

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LOWER LONDON STREET DIXIELAND BAND

July 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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This engaging group of talented and experienced musicians from the Columbus area offer authentic 1920’s Dixieland music, timely humor and fun vocals.  Let’s welcome them for their premier visit to the Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater stage.

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LAUREN JEAN SCHROEDER “WINNER OF OHIO HAS TALENT!”2019

July 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Lauren Jean is an exceptionally talented and accomplished 17-year old singer, songwriter and musician.  Lauren Jean recently auditioned for American Idol and was one of the few that made it to Hollywood.  Her music is best described as pop mixed with soul and rock, with a dash of an electronic sound.  This spring she released her first EP “World of No Pleasing”.  

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STEVE MADEWELL

July 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Steve’s music is shaped by his passion for the natural world, which guided his careen in the park, conservation, and outdoor recreation field, and the amazing places he has seen on his travels.  He spends a lot of time tramping around fields, forests, and streams and shares his thoughts on these experiences through stories and songs.

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August 2020

LITTLE HOG CREEK DULCIMERS

August 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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A perennial crowd favorite, they’ll play their hammered and mountain dulcimers with a few extra unconventional instruments added for fun.  Their traditional and novelty songs are a joy to listen to outside on a summer night.  

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EZ & COMPANY

August 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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This group is back and better than ever with their traditional gospel & tight harmonies.  A non-denominational “church group” these talented guys have the best time singing together.  Join us for a splendid evening in song.  

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CHRIS ROWLANDS

August 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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High-energy professional musician, artist, puppeteer and all-around good guy, Chris Rowlands will perform some of the best nature songs out there.  His puppets offer nature tips and educational information.  Please don’t miss this performance.    

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CLOUD OF WITNESSES

August 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Join us as we showcase local talent from the Bluffton area.  With a blend of folk, rock, country and pop this quartet specializes in guitar-driven songs with meaningful lyrics that have stood the test of time.  

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STANDARD TIME JAZZ QUINTET

August 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Billed as “Northwest Ohio’s best easy-listening jazz quintet”, these 5 talented and seasoned professional musicians specialize in jazz music from the 1940’s to present day with vocals and instrumentals.  You’ll enjoy some toe-tapping, feel-food music as the evening unfolds.  

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June 2021

Mike Wright & Friends Bluegrass Jam

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Seasoned bluegrass banjo performer, Mike Wright, is rounding up some friends and bringing the joyful sound of the mountains to our state.  Join us for some down-home bluegrass music under the twilight sky.  

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The Stallions Band

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Old school country-western with a dash of rock and roll describes these seasoned veteran performers to a tee. Bring your requests for classic country songs by artists like Johnny, Willie, Hand and Waylon.  (Music available for purchase)  

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The Ted Yoder Band

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Gifted Hammered dulcimer player and National Hammered Dulcimer winner Ted Yoder, is back and he brought some friends. Ted and his band bring their talent and innovative music style to WOW you.  

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Indiana Wild

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Indiana Wild is a wildlife conservation, rescue and educational group.  Their live animal presentation will focus on our cultural connections with the critters in our world.  Whoooo will the presenter bring?  Bring your camera to get some great pictures of birds, reptiles or mammals.  

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July 2021

Mr. Puppet

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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He’s baaaack and he’s ready to bring the laughs along with his puppet friends!  Our favorite puppeteer will have you laughing in the aisles.  His performances are highly audience interactive.  Make sure you bring the kids!  He’s hysterical!  

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60’s Survivor Band

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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New to the Amphitheater stage but not new to classic music.  These talented and fun-loving, seasoned performers will bring back many memories of years gone by.  Grab your chair, sit back and sign along with the songs of your youth and carefree days.

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EZ & Company

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Not just a church group these talented Lima-area performers will take us on a secular and gospel journey with popular songs sang in perfect harmony.

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Zak Morgan

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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GRAMMY™ Nominee Zak     Morgan’s wit and charm inspires and tickles the funny bones of children and adults alike. His high- energy, family-friendly, performance will leave you begging for more!  Don’t miss this show!  

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Family Nature Club

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Families with children ages 3-12 are invited to explore life in a creek. We will be searching the creek for clues of who lives there by using dip nets and hand lenses.  Be prepared to get wet and muddy.  Wear old clothing and rubber boots or old shoes.  Parents might want to pack an extra outfit for the ride home.  Please register online or by calling 419-221-1232 by July 29.  

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Spittin’ Image

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Let’s end the season on a high note with identical twin brothers, Blain and Brian. Spittin’ Image intertwines brotherly harmonies with excellent musicianship, and mix it all with comedy, audience participation, and a high-energy show.  

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August 2021

Little Hog Creek Dulcimers

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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It wouldn’t be a complete season without this group who has been with the Amphitheater Summer Series since the inception.  Mountain and hammered dulcimers along with a couple of limberjacks make a fun Saturday night.  

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Chris Rowlands

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Outreach Educator and Naturalist from Aullwood Audubon Center, Chris is a professional musician, songwriter, artist, and puppeteer. Passionate about the environment, Chris’s songs are fun and educational! Geared toward an audience of all ages, Chris will have you a movin’ and a groovin’.  

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Rick Robinson

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Primarily solo local performer, Rick has a brow-raising eclectic set list that is both full of surprises and standards that will have you singing along. His smooth yet raspy tone will remind you of Ray Lamontagne. Come experience the coolness of Rick Robinson.  

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Steve Madewell

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Back by popular request, Steve will bring his folksy style with songs about a lifetime spent in tune with nature. As comfortable behind a guitar and microphone as he is with a fly rod in his hand, Steve will encourage us to relax, unwind and kick-back.  

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